September 14, 2023Celebrate International Credit Union Day

On Oct. 19, 2023, credit union members around the world will celebrate International Credit Union Day®, an annual event to commemorate the credit union movement’s impact and achievements. This year marks the 75th anniversary. 

Credit unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives that provide an effective and viable alternative to for-profit financial institutions for more than 393 million members in 118 countries worldwide. More than 87,000 credit unions exist globally, providing a plethora of financial services for their members, recognized as a force for positive economic and social change. PEFCU has provided financial services for Publix Associates and their family members since 1957. PEFCU maintains a five-star rating by Bauer Financial and boasts an “A+” in financial health. PEFCU remains committed to improving the financial lives of its members and continues to expand its membership throughout the southeastern U.S. 

Since 1948, International Credit Union Day has been celebrated annually on the third Thursday of October. Each year, the international event affords the opportunity to remember credit unions’ proud history and promote awareness of and support for the credit union and financial cooperative difference.  

There are still 1.4 billion people across the globe who are unbanked. Credit unions truly have the perfect business model to serve underserved populations and that is a message we hope our entire global movement will celebrate and promote on Thursday, October 19. 

International Credit Union Day is recognized by the World Council of Credit Unions, the global trade association and development platform for credit unions and other financial cooperatives, as well as numerous national credit union trade associations and federations around the world.  

On Oct. 19, credit unions from around the world will join forces to celebrate the day with membership drives, contests and fundraisers to help their local communities. Credit unions will share their activities with the global community on social media using #ICUDay. You can join in the celebration by going to PEFCU’s Instagram and Facebook pages at @PublixCU and telling us why you are a credit union member! 

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